David Matsumoto

Professor of Psychology
Area of expertise: 

Facial expressions of emotion

Non-verbal behavior and gestures

Cross-cultural communication and cultural adjustment

Japanese culture

Judo instruction

Micro-expressions

About: 
David Matsumoto’s work on emotion and facial expressions includes research that suggests facial expressions are innate. His research on how emotion can be used to incite hostility among ideologically-based groups is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Initiative.
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1114
Email: 
dm@sfsu.edu